The election results for the NUJ NEC to run from 2012/13 are out and so am I. I came fifth (out of seven – the eighth candidate withdrew after ballot papers had been printed it seems) and as there are only four London seats I will finish my term of office shortly.
The NUJ ballot for strike action and action short of a strike at the BBC started this week. The ballot is in response to the BBC’s misnamed Delivering Quality First proposals which include axing thousands of jobs and programming cuts at the Corporation.
Last weekend’s NEC had a heavy agenda and was the last for the outgoing council with elections now underway in some regions. However, the old NEC will continue to operate until the end of the year with meetings of the Policy, Development and Finance Committees being held in November. They will report to the new NEC at its first meeting on 6 January 2012.